EXCLUSIVE: Hot off of Sony’s TriStar and FilmDistrict’s #1 weekend opener Evil Dead, Jessica Lucas has lined up a role in Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D period adventure. She’ll play the slave/confidante to Emily Browning’s Flavia in Pompeii, which began filming last month on location in Italy and will next move to Toronto. Kit Harington, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jared Harris also star in the pic, which unfolds as Mount Vesuvius erupts in the famously doomed city. The Canadian-born actress first broke out after 2008′s Cloverfield and was a series regular on The CW’s Melrose Place before landing the lead on the network’s Cult. She’ll next be seen opposite Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron and Miles Teller in Treehouse Pictures’ comedy Are We Officially Dating? Lucas is repped by Gersh, Thruline Entertainment and Lichter, Grossman, Nicholas, Adler & Feldman.
Jessica Lucas has signed on to Are We Officially Dating? The former Melrose Place reboot star replaces Deborah Ann Woll in the romantic comedy. After joining the movie last October, the True Blood star dropped out of the film due to scheduling in November. Zac Efron and Imogen Poots also star in the film about three male friends in New York City who make a pledge to stay single just as each of them starts to fall in love. Lucas plays Vera, the unfaithful wife of Michael B. Jordan’s Mikey character. The Canadian actress will also soon be seen as the lead in The CW’s Cult, which debuts on February 19. Tom Gormican is directing Are We Officially Dating? from his own script. Treehouse Pictures’ Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen are producing with Scott Aversano and Andrew O’Connor. Bill Block, John Friedberg, Michael Simkin, Jason Barrett and Manu Gargi are executive producing. Jessica Lucas is repped by The Gersh Agency and Thruline Entertainment.